Filmoteka Muzeum

Wesołowo, plein air of the Intermedia Studio “Pi”.

The performance was held within the plein air in the town of Wesołowo during Wyrzykowski's studies at the State Higher School of Visual Arts (PWSSP) at the Intermedia Studio run by Witosław Czerwonka.

The action adopted the form of a performance for camera, which did not include an audience. Wyrzykowski formed an ice block, then hang it and lay down underneath to make the water from the melting ice fall on his face. The performance betrayed a contemplative nature and bore reference to one of the methods of Zen meditation. The dripping water measured the time and lent its passage a monotonous rhythm. With time, it also started causing discomfort and posing challenge to the mind engaged in a pursuit of perfection by getting rid of individual emotions.


Year: 1994
Duration: 4'45"
Language: no language

© Piotr Wyrzykowski